n The Dairy Mail - Give calf diarrhoea the runaround (part 1)

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


Neonatal calf diarrhoea is characterised by life-threatening dehydration which is commonly associated with significant losses in bicarbonate, sodium, potassium, chloride and nutrients (hydro-electrolytic deficits) and physiological imbalances (metabolic acidosis). In Canada, a retrospective study performed over a 20-year period, demonstrated a significant improvement in the recovery rate of calves with diarrhoea that were treated with oral fluid therapy.

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